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An approach to sub-grouping the eating disorder population: adding attachment and coping style

Turner, Hannah, Bryant-Waugh, Rachel and Peveler, Robert (2009) An approach to sub-grouping the eating disorder population: adding attachment and coping style European Eating Disorders Review, 17, (4), pp. 269-280. (doi:10.1002/erv.931).

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Abstract

Objective: to investigate whether clinically meaningful sub-groups of patients can be identified by clustering eating disorder features, attachment and coping styles.

Method: 165 patients completed the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE), Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ) and Utrecht Coping List (UCL). Cluster analysis was used to identify sub-groups across the sample.

Results: four clusters were identified. Cluster one had low levels of eating disorder behaviours and the most severe attachment and coping difficulties. Cluster two had high levels of dietary restriction and exercise, and a fearful/avoidant attachment style. Cluster three had high levels of binge eating and vomiting, and few attachment and coping difficulties. Cluster four had low levels of eating disorder features and positive attachment and coping styles.

Conclusions: clustering participants on the basis of eating disorder features, attachment and coping yields four sub-groups appearing to have clinical face validity.

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Published date: 20 April 2009
Keywords: classification, eating disorders, diagnoses

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Local EPrints ID: 152183
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/152183
ISSN: 1072-4133
PURE UUID: a3ef3f90-32d1-48cb-ba4d-ef373524d0ee
ORCID for Robert Peveler: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5596-9394

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Date deposited: 13 May 2010 14:01
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:54

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